For Vehicle Wheel, Bumper, Or Tire Patents (Class 510/189)
  • Publication number: 20140225021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a dispersion and to the use of a protein hydrolysate as a dispersant or dispersing agent. In particular, the invention relates to a method for producing a suspension as well as the use of a protein hydrolysate as a dispersant in a suspension. According to the invention it is proposed to use in particular hydrolysates of proteins with a consecutive sequence of amino acids with polar and nonpolar side groups as dispersants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: OTC GMBH
    Inventors: Gerd Dahms, Andreas Jung
  • Patent number: 8703861
    Abstract: A tire dressing composition is provided that includes at least one silicone fluid having a viscosity of between 40 and 500,000 centiStokes at room temperature. A fluorinated acrylate polymer is provided in the composition to limit the amount of streaking in a coating formed from the composition upon application to a tire surface. The coating is formed through the evaporation of a solvent in the composition containing the at least one silicone fluid and the fluorinated acrylate polymer. A process is provided for dressing a tire having a previous silicone coating thereon, the process including applying the tire dressing composition and allowing the solvent to evaporate from the composition to form a tire dressing coating. The coating producing an initial gloss of greater than 110 units. A gloss of greater than 110 units is maintained for at least two weeks subsequent to the application under normal vehicle operation conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Tsao-Chin Clarence Huang
  • Patent number: 8664173
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a premoistened, disposable, cleaning substrate to improve dirt pick-up and to retard redeposition of the dirt back onto the cleaned leather surface. The said substrate is incorporated therein with a cleaning composition to improve cleaning and impart protection and/or preservation of the leather surface or article. The said substrate is further incorporated therein with UV absorbers to further protect the leather surface, improve appearance and durability. The impregnated substrate can be employed to clean leather surfaces such as furniture, clothing, shoes, belts, automobile upholstery and the like. In addition, a method of preserving a leather surface or article by contacting said surface with said substrate is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Andress K. Johnson, Stephen E. Minter
  • Patent number: 8449663
    Abstract: A wax composition is provided according to the invention. The wax composition includes a wax component, a double tail surfactant component, and water. The weight ratio of the wax component to the double tail surfactant component, on a solids basis, is about 0.1 to about 1.25. A foam wax composition and a method for waxing are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: ZEP IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Kim R. Smith
  • Patent number: 8445422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid, cleaning composition comprising abrasive cleaning particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Denis Alfred Gonzales, Christopher Charles Graham, Colin Stephenson
  • Patent number: 8361946
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of preparing an aqueous detergent dispersion comprising mixing at least one silane compound, colloidal silica particles, and a detergent to form an aqueous detergent dispersion comprising silanized colloidal silica particles. The invention also relates to a dispersion obtainable by the method and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Greenwood, Hans Lagnemo
  • Patent number: 8349782
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydrophobic and particulate soil removal composition and method for removal of hydrophobic and particulate soil from an article. Stubborn hydrophobic greasy or oily soils, including associated organic particulate soils, such as finely divided elemental carbon, are frequently encountered on hard surfaces including vehicle parts. The composition is selected to provide enhanced soil removal, preferably in vehicle cleaning applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Lucia J. Byrne, David J. Falbaum, Jerry D. Hoyt
  • Patent number: 8338351
    Abstract: A coating composition and process for generating transparent, near-transparent, and semi-transparent super-hydrophobic coatings on surfaces having a contact angle of greater than 165 degrees. The composition comprises hydrophobic nanoparticles of silsesquioxanes containing adhesion promoter groups and low surface energy groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy, Richard J. Baumgart, Wen-Chen Su, Frances E. Lockwood, Vinod Kanniah
  • Patent number: 8304376
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a biodegradable lubricating wipe, such as wet wipes. The wet wipes typically being fibrous sheet materials, pre-moistened with a solution for improved lubrication and/or protection of an area. In one embodiment the solution is comprised of a bio-based lubricant, a bio-based solvent and water. In one embodiment, the solution is comprised of mineral spirits and refined soybean oil. In another embodiment the solution is comprised of soy methyl ester and refined soybean oil. In yet another embodiment, the fibrous sheet material of the invention is biodegradable and the solution portion breaks down into a vaporizing component and a biodegradable carrier portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Hoover, Inc.
    Inventor: Cathy Horton
  • Patent number: 8293699
    Abstract: A composition for cleaning or rinsing hard surfaces in an aqueous or aqueous/alcoholic medium including at least one organophosphorus material for contributing to said surfaces antideposition and/or antiadhesion properties with regard to soiling substances capable of being deposited on the surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Tobias Johannes Fütterer, Lawrence Alan Hough, Robert Lee Reierson
  • Patent number: 8207102
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions including a mixture of hardness ions (e.g., magnesium and calcium ions) in an amount greater than the amount of threshold agent, which have a beneficial effect on etch or corrosion during cleaning. The present compositions can reduce corrosion or etch of glass and aluminum. The present invention also relates to methods employing these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Kim R. Smith
  • Patent number: 8168578
    Abstract: A water-based composition for enhancing shine or gloss in an elastomeric surface is in the form of a stable aqueous dispersion having a pH of from about 6 to about 7 and containing by weight: (a) less than 10% of at least one polydiorganosiloxane fluid; (b) from about 0.02% to about 2.0% of an alkali-swellable acrylic homopolymer or copolymer crosslinked with a polyalkenyl polyether; and (c) water. In one embodiment, the composition contains less than 1% by weight of a wetting agent and has no additional surfactants, hydrotropes and emulsifying agents. The composition can be used to enhance shine or gloss in elastomeric surfaces such as rubber or vinyl, preferably automotive tires, by applying an effective amount of the composition to the surface and distributing the composition with an application implement. The composition contains less organopolysiloxane than commercial formulations but exhibits gloss-enhancing performance that is comparable or even higher than that exhibited by commercial compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: The Armor AII/STP Products Company
    Inventor: Ashot K. Serobian
  • Patent number: 8110537
    Abstract: A liquid detergent composition is described. The liquid detergent composition includes an emulsion having a water phase and an oil phase. The liquid detergent composition includes a detersive amount of a nonionic surfactant component, an emulsion stabilizing amount of a cationic surfactant component, about 5 wt. % to about 94 wt. % water, and at least about 5 wt. % of a suspended particulate component. A detergent use solution and methods for using a liquid detergent composition are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Gohl, Kim R. Smith, Josh Kassanchuk, Brandon Carlson
  • Patent number: 8063010
    Abstract: A solid detergent composition is provided according to the invention. The solid detergent composition is a result of solidifying a detergent composition precursor. The detergent composition precursor includes at least about 20 wt. % hydratable alkaline component, at least about 5 wt. % surfactant component, and water in an amount sufficient to allow the composition to solidify. Methods for manufacturing and using the solid detergent composition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Ryther
  • Patent number: 8008240
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of treating a hard surface with a composition comprising polyalkoxylate trisiloxane. More specifically, it relates to a process of treating an horizontal hard surface, wherein a composition comprising polyalkoxylate trisiloxane is applied onto said hard surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Morrison, Robby Renilde François Keuleers, Thomas Delaere, Mercedes Labiano Ros
  • Patent number: 7981853
    Abstract: A sprayable wash-and-wax composition which includes biodegradable surfactants and water repelling sealants. The sprayable composition preferably is packaged in an aerosol can and is dispensed as a foamed composition onto the car surface to be clean. The foamed composition is thereafter wiped from the car surface to produce a cleaned surface which is then buffed to a high gloss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Turtle Wax, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Schultz, Frederic W. Joseph, II, Michael A. Deddo
  • Patent number: 7951245
    Abstract: A concentrate and a ready-to-use or diluted formulation for an aqueous vehicle cleaner can remove a wide range of different types of traffic film using either low pressure application, hand pressure application, water jet spray apparatus, clean-in-place systems or other manual or mechanical washing systems. The compositions may comprise, for example, one or more solutions that each or collectively contain or comprises: a) at least one anionic surfactant; b) at least one poly[oxyalkylene] ammonium cationic surfactant; and c) an alkaline agent. Optional additional ingredients may comprise at least one polycarboxylic acid chelating agent (preferably an aminocarboxylic acid chelating agent), at least one non-ionic or amphoteric surfactant, at least one hydrotrope, inorganic and/or organic acids and at least one silicate. The alkaline agent may provide a pH (when the finished product is diluted to 0.5 to 5% by weight in water) will be between about 9 to 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Levitt, Terry J. Klos, Michael E. Besse, Robert D. Hei, Jerry D. Hoyt, Cathleen O'Connor, Victor Fuk-Pong Man
  • Publication number: 20100286016
    Abstract: This non-V.O.C. gel formula eliminates the need for harsh chemicals or environmentallly harmful solvents to remove dried dead bugs from windshields, headlights and vehicle grilles and bumpers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: KLC Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: ROBERT JOSEPH HECKING, Marvel Fields
  • Patent number: 7674471
    Abstract: A topical composition is provided. The topical composition can be prepared by diluting a topical composition precursor with water and adding additional components, if desired. The topical composition precursor can be prepared by melt processing a hydrophobic polymer composition that includes repeating pyrrolidone/alkylene groups wherein the alkylene groups contain at least 10 carbon atoms, and a hydrophilic polymer composition including repeating carboxylic groups and/or repeating hydroxyl groups. A topical composition precursor and methods for manufacturing and using a topical composition are provided by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Skinvisible Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Roszell, Bruce Jezior
  • Patent number: 7671006
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of phosphated 2-propylheptanol or a phosphated 2-propylheptanol alkoxylate as a hydrotrope in aqueous alkaline solutions for a C8-C18-alcohol alkoxylate containing 1-20 ethyleneoxy units. It also relates to a phosphated 2-propylheptanol alkoxylate per se, and an alkaline cleaning composition comprising a C8-C18-alcohol alkoxylate containing 1-20 ethyleneoxy units and phosphated 2-propylheptanol and/or a phosphated 2-propylheptanol alkoxylate as a hydrotrope. The cleaning compositions may be used for industrial cleaning of hard surfaces, for example for vehicle cleaning or machine dishwashing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Mahnaz Company, Magnus Franck, Anette Thyberg
  • Patent number: 7666264
    Abstract: A cleaning composition based on an aqueous or non-petroleum solvent, and useful for cleaning exterior surfaces such as aircraft exterior surfaces and other metal, glass, rubber and polymer surfaces possesses solvent-like properties with respect to greasy soils; inhibits corrosion and degradation of rubber; is biodegradable; forms a stable emulsion with water; remains optically clear and stable at multiple dilutions with water; and conforms to MIL-PRF 87937D. The composition includes at least one fatty acid methyl ester, at least one ethoxylated alcohol having an HLB ranging from about 10 to about 14, at least one alkyl polyglycoside having an HLB ranging from about 10 to about 14, at least one hydrotrope, an alkali metal silicate, at least one corrosion inhibitor in an amount effective to prevent corrosion on metals, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Spray Nine Corporation
    Inventor: Claudia E. Britton
  • Patent number: 7608572
    Abstract: A formulation and a method of using the formulation for washing vehicles and vehicular tires comprising a surface protecting composition that removes soil while enhancing the gloss, providing a protecting layer, and is biodegradable, environmentally and consumer friendly. The formulation further pertains to a product which contains a highly biodegradable surface active agent that is impervious to hard water and can clean a surface with little mechanical action. The residual protective coating aids in the removal of any subsequent dirt and grime that the surface may collect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: 3K Technologies Ltd
    Inventors: Tracy Palmer, William A Farone
  • Patent number: 7598216
    Abstract: A three-phase liquid polishing and cleaning composition of the invention is suitable for polishing and cleaning a painted exterior surface, and includes an organic phase, an aqueous phase, and a particulate phase. The organic phase comprises a petroleum-based liquid and the aqueous phase comprises water. The particulate phase comprises at least one particulate polishing grade abrasive having a mean particle size of not more than about 2.5 microns, which is selected from the group consisting of an abrasive that is harder than the painted surface to be polished and cleaned, and an abrasive that is softer than the painted surface to be polished and cleaned. The composition comprises at least one surfactant (e.g., an anionic surfactant, an emulsifying agent, and a foaming agent) to emulsify the organic and aqueous phases upon mixing (e.g., shaking) the composition, and to suspend the particulate phase in the emulsified organic and aqueous phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Turtle Wax, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Schultz, Michael A. Deddo, Frederic W. Joseph, II
  • Publication number: 20090188533
    Abstract: A concentrate and a ready-to-use or diluted formulation for an aqueous vehicle cleaner can remove a wide range of different types of traffic film using either low pressure application, hand pressure application, water jet spray apparatus, clean-in-place systems or other manual or mechanical washing systems. The compositions may comprise, for example, one or more solutions that each or collectively contain or comprises: a) at least one anionic surfactant; b) at least one poly[oxyalkylene] ammonium cationic surfactant; and c) an alkaline agent. Optional additional ingredients may comprise at least one polycarboxylic acid chelating agent (preferably an aminocarboxylic acid chelating agent), at least one non-ionic or amphoteric surfactant, at least one hydrotrope, inorganic and/or organic acids and at least one silicate. The alkaline agent may provide a pH (when the finished product is diluted to 0.5 to 5% by weight in water) will be between about 9 to 13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: ECOLAB INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Levitt, Terry J. Klos, Michael E. Besse, Robert D. Hei, Jerry D. Hoyt, Cathleen O'Connor, Victor Fuk-Pong Man
  • Patent number: 7524808
    Abstract: A composition for cleaning or rinsing hard surfaces in an aqueous or aqueous/alcoholic medium including at least one organophosphorus material for contributing to said surfaces antideposition and/or antiadhesion properties with regard to soiling substances capable of being deposited on the surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Rhodia Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Johannes Fütterer, Lawrence Alan Hough, Robert Lee Reierson
  • Patent number: 7524802
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition suitable for use as in a vehicle wash which composition includes a micro-organism to digest organic matter washed from the vehicle. By including a microorganism in wash water used in a vehicle wash, there are various advantages including the fact that dosing of the vehicle wash by the micro-organism is proportional to the use of the vehicle wash. Thus the more the vehicle wash is used, generally the more organic matter will accumulate but as dosing is proportional to use, more micro-organism is supplied to combat the increased level of organic matter. As a result the growth rate of organic matter is greatly reduced allowing wash water to be recycled for longer resulting in reduced operating costs for the vehicle wash, especially as there is less or no need to apply a biocide to control foul odour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Autoglym
    Inventor: Paul Stuart Coley
  • Patent number: 7482315
    Abstract: A concentrate and a ready-to-use or diluted formulation for an aqueous vehicle cleaner can remove a wide range of different types of traffic film using either low pressure application, hand pressure application, water jet spray apparatus, clean-in-place systems or other manual or mechanical washing systems. The compositions may comprise, for example, one or more solutions that each or collectively contain or comprises: a) at least one anionic surfactant; b) at least one poly[oxyalkylene] ammonium cationic surfactant; and c) an alkaline agent. Optional additional ingredients may comprise at least one polycarboxylic acid chelating agent (preferably an aminocarboxylic acid chelating agent), at least one non-ionic or amphoteric surfactant, at least one hydrotrope, inorganic and/or organic acids and at least one silicate. The alkaline agent may provide a pH (when the finished product is diluted to 0.5 to 5% by weight in water) will be between about 9 to 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Levitt, Terry J. Klos, Michael E. Besse, Robert D. Hei, Jerry D. Hoyt, Cathleen O'Connor, Victor Fuk-Pong Man
  • Patent number: 7456144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of phosphated 2-propylheptanol or a phosphated 2-propylheptanol alkoxylate as a hydrotrope in aqueous alkaline solutions for a C8-C18-alcohol alkoxylate containing 1-20 ethyleneoxy units. It also relates to a phosphated 2-propylheptanol alkoxylate per se, and an alkaline cleaning composition comprising a C8-C18-alcohol alkoxylate containing 1-20 ethyleneoxy units and phosphated 2-propylheptanol and/or a phosphated 2-propylheptanol alkoxylate as a hydrotrope. The cleaning compositions may be used for industrial cleaning of hard surfaces, for example for vehicle cleaning or machine dishwashing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Mahnaz Company, Magnus Franck, Anette Thyberg
  • Patent number: 7393401
    Abstract: A water based spray wax composition containing a microemulsion of a cationic wax nanoparticles, a quaternary silicone compound and zinc oxide nanoparticles providing long lasting protection of paint, glass, and metal, plastic, rubber, or elastomeric trim surfaces. The use of microemulsions or nanometer sized particles in the primary ingredients provides a transparent spray wax composition, which provides excellent coverage due to a significantly larger surface area, due to the nanoparticles used in the formulation. It also enables the wax particles to penetrate and fill small cracks and crevices for improved appearance, and durability of the spray wax properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Hida Hasinovic, Tara Weinmann
  • Patent number: 7390773
    Abstract: An aqueous tire wheel cleaner composition useful for cleaning automobile tires are provided. The aqueous tire wheel cleaner composition contains an alkylene glycol, a salt of dialkyl sulfosuccinate, and as surfactants ethanol amine and an ethoxylate phosphate ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: Liliana Minevski
  • Patent number: 7381695
    Abstract: An aqueous tire wheel cleaner composition useful for cleaning automobile tires are provided. The aqueous tire wheel cleaner composition contains an alkali and/or alkaline earth metal hydroxycarboxilic acid or a quaternary amine ethoxylate; a salt of an aryl sulfonate, and as surfactants ethanol amine and an ethoxylate phosphate ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: Liliana Minevski
  • Patent number: 7348302
    Abstract: A cleaning composition including a metal bisulfate and metal inorganic salt acid package, and at least one surfactant. The cleaning composition can be a one-step wheel cleaner/brightener. The composition preferably contains no HF, no bifluoride, no oxalic acid, or other poisonous and highly toxic materials commonly found in both industrial and consumer wheel cleaners. Further, the wheel cleaner/brightener composition matches or exceeds the performance of those hazardous formulations and does not damage aluminum wheels even when applied to hot metal. The composition can be a foam composition, provided in a foam dispenser. The foam dispenser includes a container and a mechanical foaming head. The container includes a cleaning composition containing a metal bisulfate and metal sulfate acid package, and at least one surfactant, water, and a foam-boosting solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventor: Kim R. Smith
  • Patent number: 7318871
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to compositions, methods of use and kits for vehicular cleaning employing a cleaning concentrate containing at least one surfactant and at least one rheology modifier, optionally a solvent and/or optionally an alkalinity source, that exhibits a Vertical Cling parameter of between 1 and about 7 at a temperature of about 25° C. on soiled surfaces to which the compositions are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Veronica M. Egan, Ashot K. Serobian
  • Publication number: 20070298992
    Abstract: An aqueous wheel cleaning solution for removing the dirt form the surface of aluminum, chrome, stainless steel, painted steel, painted aluminum, clear coated aluminum, rubber, and plastic wheels and tires without scrubbing by applying the cleaning solution to the wheel and/or tire then rinsing the wheel and/or tire with water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Hida Hasinovic, Michael A. Dituro
  • Patent number: 7271136
    Abstract: A cleaning composition based on an aqueous or non-petroleum solvent, and useful for cleaning exterior surfaces such as aircraft exterior surfaces and other metal, glass, rubber and polymer surfaces possesses solvent-like properties with respect to greasy soils; inhibits corrosion and degradation of rubber; is bio-degradable; forms a stable emulsion with water; remains optically clear and stable at multiple dilutions with water; and conforms to MIL-PRF 87937D. The composition includes at least one fatty acid methyl ester, at least one ethoxylated alcohol having an HLB ranging from about 10 to about 14, at least one alkyl polyglycoside having an HLB ranging from about 10 to about 14, at least one hydrotrope, an alkali metal silicate, at least one corrosion inhibitor in an amount effective to prevent corrosion on metals, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Spray Nine Corporation
    Inventor: Claudia E. Britton
  • Patent number: 7267728
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for cleaning and/or treating a surface, preferably surfaces such as ceramic, steel, plastic, glass and/or painted surfaces such as the exterior surface of a vehicle. The system and method utilize a cleaning composition that contains at least one water-soluble or water dispersible copolymer. The method may also include a step of applying to the surface a treating composition which contains non-photoactive nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bruce Barger, Thomas Geroge Crowe, Robert Henry Rohrbaugh, Alan Scott Goldstein, Michael Ray McDonald, Helen Frances O'Connor, Morgan Thomas Leahy
  • Patent number: 7256165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cleaning composition comprising a surface substantive polymer for cleaning surfaces, particularly the exterior surfaces of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jan Bertrem, Alex Cedeno, Aghmed Gourari, Ivano Schiavi, Alan Edward Sherry, Alan Scott Goldstein, Bruce Barger
  • Patent number: 7223722
    Abstract: A composition and method for use in imparting or maintaining a glossy or shiny finish on a hard surface. In one embodiment, the composition comprises a base polish component or components, and at least one poly[oxyalkylene] ammonium cationic surfactant. In another embodiment, a method of imparting a glossy finish on a hard surface by applying a composition to the hard surface, the composition comprising at least one poly[oxyalkylene] ammonium cationic surfactant. In some such embodiments, the composition comprises a base polish and the poly[oxyalkylene] ammonium cationic surfactant is dispersed in the base polish. Preferably, the poly[oxyalkylene] ammonium cationic surfactant comprises in the range of about 0.01 to about 10 wt. %, more preferably in the range of about 0.05 to about 5 wt. %, and more preferably in the range of about 0.1 to about 1 wt. % of the total composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Conrad, Michael E. Besse, Terry J. Klos
  • Patent number: 7119053
    Abstract: An aqueous wheel cleaning solution for removing the dirt form the surface of aluminum, chrome, stainless steel, painted steel, painted aluminum, clear coated aluminum, rubber, and plastic wheels and tires without scrubbing by applying the cleaning solution to the wheel and/or tire then rinsing the wheel and/or tire with water. Selected polymers include a polyvinylpyrrolidone, a poly(N-vinylimidazole, a poly(4-vinylpyridine-betaine), and/or a poly(4-vinylpyridine-N-oxide) each one of which can be used with conventional wheel cleaning components such as an acid or alkaline-based cleaning formulation to dramatically improve its wheel cleaning power. These polymers can attach to organic and inorganic dirt particles forming a complex with them for easy removal from the wheel and/or tire during rinsing, leaving the wheel and/or tire clean without scrubbing the wheel or tire surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Elsie A. Jordan, Wen-Chen Su, Richard J. Baumgart, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 7074262
    Abstract: A tire dressing composition comprises a silicone emulsion system which polishes and protects tires, while at the same time imparting water repellency to the subject tires. In some embodiments, the tire dressing composition comprises a silicone microemulsion, a wetting agent, and optionally a fluorocarbon or hydrocarbon propellant when an aerosol system is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: T. Clare Huang, Ronald Logan Fausnight
  • Patent number: 7053031
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a composition for cleaning the outside of a means of transport. The composition contains component a) at least one tertiary amino oxide of formula R1 R2 R3 NO, whereby R1 represents an alkylamidoalkyl, alkenylamidoalkyl, alkoxypropylamidoalkyl or alkenylamidoalkyl group having between 8–18 carbon atoms, R2 and R3 represent, independently from each other, low molecular alkyl radicals or hydroxyethyl radicals or hydroxypropyl radicals, and component b) at least one alkali metal salt of polyasparaginic acid having a molecular weight of between 5,000 g/mol–50,000 g/mol, or a polyglutaminic acid having a molecular weight of between 5,000 g/mol–50,000 g/mol, or a mixture of both substances, whereby the weight ratio of the components a:b is between 10:1 and 3000:1. The cleaner of the present invention effectively removes dirt and comprises environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Jeschke, Achim Stankowiak, Wolfgang Huber
  • Patent number: 7045492
    Abstract: A cleaning composition for treating and removing residue containing hydrocarbons and other flammable substances uses a mixture of one or more cleaning members containing quaternary salts, a chelator and a dispersant, mixed with water. The preferred cleaning members are tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide, tetrasodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, benzethonium hydrochloride and 2-butoxyethanol. The chelator is tetrasodium salt ethylenediamine of tetraacetic acid, and the dispersant is polyvinyl alcohol. Optionally, the cleaner contains ethanol and isopropyl alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventors: Earl Jenevein, Sharon Vercellotti, John Vercellotti
  • Patent number: 6987074
    Abstract: To provide a paintwork coating composition that is harmless to the environments and humans and enables a paintwork to be fully coated by the application of only a small quantity of coating composition and also provide a coating cloth that provides a smooth rubbing work in the coating process and can develop a good water-repellent property and a good antifouling property, water dispersion comprising polytetrafluoroethylene and perfluoropolyether is prepared as the coating composition, and also the coating composition is impregnated in a cloth having a basis weight of (unit representing mass per unit area of fabric, a gram number per square meter) 30–300 g/m2 and a density of 0.02–0.3 g/cm3 under load condition of 1.961 KPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Soft99 Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Ishii, Junichi Nonaka, Ryutaro Hidaka
  • Patent number: 6972277
    Abstract: This invention provides for, inter alia, a cleaning and polishing oil-in-water emulsion which comprises: A. about 0.1 to about 25% of at least one silicone oil with a viscosity ranging between about 20 and about 100,000 mPas.; B. about 0.5 to about 25% of at least one bisquaternary organomodified silicone of the formula: [Z—M—(R?R?)SiO—[(R?R?)SiO]n—Si(R?R?)—M—Z]2+2X? ??(I) ?whereby Z is a quaternary nitrogen radical, R? and R? are independently from each other an alkyl or an aryl radical, M is a divalent hydrocarbon radical having at least 4 carbon atoms which optionally contain at least one hydroxyl group and which may be interrupted by one or more oxygen atoms and/or groups of the type —C(O)—, —C(O)O— or —C(O)N—, n is a number between 1 and 200, X? is a inorganic or organic anion, C. about 0.1 to about 15.0% of at least one nonionic or amphoteric surfactant which has an alkyl chain length between 6 and 14 carbon atoms; D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Goldschmidt GbmH
    Inventor: Thomas Dietz
  • Patent number: 6967190
    Abstract: A stable wetting concentrate includes octyl or dodecyl pyrrolidone, an ethoxylated alcohol, and a compatabilizing agent for dilution of the concentrate with water, suitably a polar material, such as an anionic emulsifier, or polyol, which prevents separation of the two base components in water, and, optionally, water, provides a stable wetting composition upon dilution with water, which exhibit superior wetting and spreading properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Kolazi S. Narayanan, Jayanti Patel
  • Patent number: 6924257
    Abstract: A device for generating a liquid detergent concentrate from a solid detergent is provided. The device includes a solid detergent reservoir for holding solid detergent, a stock solution reservoir for holding stock solution, and a hot water heater for controlling the temperature of water used to generate the stock solution from the solid detergent. A method for generating a liquid detergent concentrate from a solid detergent and a method for washing a vehicle are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Terry James Klos, Scott A. Johansen, Paul J. Mattia
  • Patent number: 6838422
    Abstract: A plastics compatible detergent composition is provided by the invention. The plastics compatible detergent composition includes about 0.01 wt. % to about 10 wt. % anionic surfactant; about 0.01 wt. % to about 10 wt. % cationic surfactant; about 0.01 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of at least one of reverse polyoxyalkylene block copolymer surfactant, alcohol alkoxylate surfactant having polyoxypropylene and/or polyoxybutylene end groups, and mixtures thereof; about 0.01 wt. % to about 10 wt. % alkylpolyglycoside surfactant; and about 0.01 wt. % to about 20 wt. % silicone surfactant. A method for washing an article having a plastic surface is provided by the invention. The method includes a step of applying the detergent composition to the plastic surface, and rinsing the detergent composition from the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Victor F. Man, Karen G. Klaers
  • Patent number: 6821351
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions, kits and processes for the brightening of metal surfaces by the application of the chemical compositions. These compositions act to release hydrofluoric acid as a brightening agent. The solutions are preferably mixed during application of the brightening composition to a metal surface by mixing the solutions immediately prior to or even during application of the solution. This can be readily accomplished by mixing two solutions, one having a fluoride source and the other having a strong acid to release hydrofluoric acid from the fluoride source, the mixing occurring immediately before spray application, during spraying, or immediately after spraying of the two solutions. Mixing may be done on-site, which means that mixing is performed at the site of use, usually on the same day of use or even within a few (less than 10) minutes of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Guang-jong Jason Wei, David Daniel McSherry, Mark D. Levitt
  • Patent number: 6797077
    Abstract: Isobutyl isobutyrate is a safe, effective, and environmentally-friendly cleaning composition for removing dried latex paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Pentagonal Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Pearl
  • Publication number: 20040120915
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the preparation of surface cleaning and protection compositions. A typical embodiment of this invention may be a lotion, a soap, a cream, an aerosol, a gel, a medicinal lotion, a fabric cleanser, a furniture polish, an automobile polish, and a cleanser for other solid surfaces. The use of polyhederal oligomeric silsequioxane (POSS) allows greater flexibility in delivering active agents to a surface as well as for surface protection from irritants. The current invention discloses compositions for a variety of applications ranging from skin care, home hygiene, health care, entertainment, and children training/education. The compositions may provide molecular-level benefits, form breathable protection layers on a surface (e.g. skin), provide UV protection, provide foaming effects or allow users (consumers) to know when or if the cleaning is complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Kaiyuan Yang, John Gavin MacDonald, Sohail Malik, Yanbin Huang